Jeffrey’s Bay - Where to stay
Has been a popular tourist destination for nearly thirty years, a status that grew from this town’s popularity as one of the best surfing spots n the World. When the surfing competition now known as the Billabong Pro was first held there, the world’s attention was drawn to this destination as being the idyllic, luxurious, peaceful venue that is J’Bay. What sets J’Bay apart as a destination is that it tends to attract a varied market – young backpackers exploring South Africa, groups of surfers experiencing the famous swell, families taking advantage of the beautiful weather and swimming conditions, and elderly visitors requiring a quiet break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Jeffrey’s Bay
Has quickly undergone a metamorphosis in order to cater to these various travel and accommodation requirements. While backpackers are a fun and popular option while experiencing J’Bay, these are not ideal for the family or elderly guest. However, there are many alternatives, guaranteed to provide the getaway that visitors to this Eastern Cape town require.
Diaz Holiday Apartments offer luxury Bed & Breakfast and self-catering accommodation on the main beach, and is perfect for families requiring two or three bedrooms. The Beach House is a B&B offering visitors a view of Supertubes (where the annul Billabong Pro is held), passing schools of dolphins, or spectacular sunrises without having to leave the bed! Mentorskraal is set only 3km from the main beach, and also offers two romantic honeymoon suites, as well as backpacker facilities if these are preferable to the B&B services offered.
For self-catering accommodation, tourists are encouraged to try the Houtboschbaai No.1 - 24 beachfront chalets set in the beautiful Houtboschbaai nature reserve. Seepraal is another luxurious self-catering lodge opportunely perched opposite Supertubes, providing a gorgeous view of the Indian Ocean and faultless waves. The indoor braai (barbecue) facility is a great extra, particularly for guests who wish to entertain during their stay in Jeffrey’s Bay.
Physically disabled visitors will need to enquire regarding special facilities, as not all accommodation providers are able to cater to these unique requirements. However, a fantastic opportunity for disabled travellers is offered by Flamingo Disabled Adventure Tours, who organise and implement specialised tours and itineraries for disabled guests. They can be contacted on
Has adopted its role as holiday destination adeptly, and is aware of the varied requirements of visitors to the area. All effort has been made to ensure that each traveller is welcomed and comfortable, regardless of travel purposes. This only serves to reinforce that this seaside town is the ideal base from which to explore the Eastern Cape and South Africa